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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

ZAVALA-VELAZQUEZ, Jorge et al. Hemorrhagic pulmonary leptospirosis: three cases from the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.4, pp.404-408. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822008000400016.

Three leptospirosis cases with lung involvement are reported from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. All three patients were admitted to the intensive care unit due to acute respiratory failure. Treatment with antibiotics resulted in favorable evolution despite the negative prognosis. Leptospirosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with fever and lung involvement.

Keywords : Leptospirosis; Hemorrhagic pulmonary; Yucatan.

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